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as soon as they take the is stage in respective cities. good evening thanks for joining us. >> i'm carolyn johnson. president now has at least 275 electoral votes enough to serve 4 more years in the white hous house. >> abc news first made the projection-hour ago or so when the president won in the battle ground state of ohio and we can show you now the updated electoral college map so crucial to the process. again 2 70 votes needed to win. president obama after winning in key states like ohio has 2 81 electoral votes. again over the 2 70 to win. romney at this moment with florida stit still to be heard from and couple other states like virginia h2o 3 electoral votes. >> team coverage for you tonight. laura is live at mitt romney election headquarters in boston. >> and mark live in chicago at the obama headquarters and mark let's start with you there obviously an exciting time in chicago. >> half hour ago when they made the announcement this place erupted. reminded me of 4 years ago in grant park. let me show you the crowd, mike move up to the front of the little riser spac
could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it h
will get to know him and talk about the toughest issues facing them. thank you for joining us today. tell us about your background. >> my parents immigrated to the united states in the 1960's. i was the first kid born in the u.s. my parents sacrificed everything so that their kids could have the opportunities that they wanted when they came here. i grew up in the boston area and lived in different parts of boston. i went to catholic price school in dorchester, a section of boston. -- i went to catholic high school in dorchester, a section of boston. because of my parents, my brothers and i were all blessed to go to harvard university. that is where i went to school. it was intense. i stayed there for law school and have a master's in public policy from there. those are subjects i decided to study because i was interested in public service and public policy issues and government. >> you grew up in the boston area. what made you want to make the transition and moved to san francisco? what motivated you to get involved in politics question marks before i ran for office, and worked in san fra
to the streets this weekend. >> now that we know who our president is and what he's willing to do for us, we are even more excited about getting him re-elected. >> this morning we hit 600 houses. this afternoon we probably hit about 20 or 0 houses. not everybody was home but enough people were home that we were able to spread the word. >> woodruff: we assess the polls and the state of the race on election eve with stuart rothenberg, susan page, and andrew kohut. >> ifill: lawyers gear up to monitor polling stations tomorrow. what will they find? jeffrey brown takes a look. >> woodruff: and from legalizing marijuana to gay marriage and taxes, we break down ballot measures worth watching. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: all its own. with united health care, i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in n
in long lines as we speak to have their voices heard. melissa mollet joins us with more on how the presidential candidates are spending their election day. good morning. with hours to go until the results start rolling in, a day of waiting in line for voters and a waiting game for the candidates before we will all know who will be the next president of the united states. president obama has radio and tv interviews scheduled throughout the day. it's done with the rope. he traveled more than 1,000 miles in wisconsin, and ohio. he made personal phone calls urging people to vote. >> hey, karen. barack obama. >> reporter: he and the first lady arrived in chicago to await the results. the president plans to spend part of the day playing a basketball game with advisers and friends. mrs. obama voted early as did the president. his final campaign event in iowa, the state that gave the president his 2008 victory. >> when the stakes said you wouldn't, you said yes we can. in politics, it's not winning elections, it's making sure you are delivering for the folks who sent you. >> reporter:
that tell us the most about politics. everyone thinks the popular vote is close to 50-50. >> that's right. we see in the states that have closed, there are a couple of calls. obama doing great in the northeast. mitt romney, doing well in the south. states projected for obama, vermont, maine. going out on a limb. and for romney, he has georgia, indiana, south carolina, west virginia. the ones we care about, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. s
us that none of the vote has been counted. how can you say that mitt romney has won west virginia? well, all of our cbs news projections tonight will be based on the vote that has been counted and also our exit polling. we have been talking to voters in all of these states all day long as they've left the polling places and based on that exit poll information, we will project winners in these states and we will do so only when we have complete confidence in that projection. now let's look at that battleground states that we keep referring to tonight. these are the states that could go either way. these are the states that are going to tip the balance tonight for one candidate or the other. the polls have closed in a few of them, but many are still voting. in the state of virginia, we do not have a projection, but this is the tabulated vote as we see it so far. just 2% of the vote has been counted. mitt romney out with a lead there. this is a state that president obama won by 6% in 2008, but again, the mitt romney lead may or may not last because only 2% of the vote has been counte
started. this is live coverage running just a few minutes late. again, a reminder you can follow us on facebook and facebook.com/booktv and we have exclusive updates and author interviews, et cetera on her facebook page. just waiting for mr. patterson. this should be to shortly ensure that coverage of the miami book fair international 29th year. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. please take your seats. we are about to begin the session. thank you so much. i am marilou harrison and many of you have heard from me because he been in this room yesterday and today. i served as a volunteer here, a very proud: tiered of miami book fair international candidate to recognize is that done before, all of the volunteers come to thousands of volunteers for miami dade college as well as the community who come together reach you to think this book fair take place. i'd also like to recognize those who are fri
correspondent for studio b and the report on fox newschannel. >> should we hone our use of drones? the new york times reports that prior to election day, the obama administration was developing a rule book for unmanned aircraft strikes on terrorists so that if romney won he would inherit clear guidelines. the issues are not as urgent now. obama won allegedly, but the administration is still pushing to formalize the rules and nail down exactly when deadly force is justified. they are debating whether drones should be a last resort against imminent threat to our country or something else like in pakistan where they are deployed against militants whose main grudge is with pakistani authoritiesment the president has miss givings telling one interviewer, quote, there is a remotist to it that helps us think somehow we can solve vexing security problems. for more, let's go live to qet red eye"'s correspondent chip herrington. >> i don't know how he got his security credentials. are we going too far with drones or not far enough? >> you are solving vexing security problems which is a nice why the stuff
to this special edition of the newshour. kwame holman starts us off tonight with an election day wrap-up. then, we take the temperature at the campaigns' headquarters, with ray suarez in chicago and margaret warner in boston. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks join us with their analysis. >> ifill: jeffrey brown on who's voting and why, plus key congressional races with christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. >> woodruff: we get historical perspective from michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> ifill: and hari sreenvasan shows how you can find the latest results online at our data-driven map center. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. when i was in an accident i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own. with united health care i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from, and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more tha
will still be in charge of the senate. >> it's now whether president obama decides to come into office, use this victory as an opportunity to make compromises with the republicans. >> apparently, all he those do is show up in a nice suit, give them free health care, save the auto industry and kill bin laden, and that old girl will put out. >> the senate battle in massachusetts, elizabeth warren beat incumbent republican scott brown. >> tammy baldwin has become the first openly gay candidate to win a u.s. senate seat. >> all that -- >> ohio will go for obama. >> percent certainty? >> 99.95%. >> we've got to be careful about calling things. we've got to be very cautious about intruding on this process. >> well, folks -- >> hold on, hold on -- >> i worked for the guy who balanced the budget. you came in and exploded it and now you're complaining to me? >> and all that matters. >> it's never too early to start talking about the next election. [ laughter ] right? >> and you know that somebody's planning it. >> on "cbs this morning." >> two years, $3 billion, and we are clearly in the same [ blee
sitting in with us, and chris hedges also with us. this is democracy now!, our six- hour special, and we welcome stations to our broadcast. the polls are closing, including in the key swing state of virginia, and both president obama and mitt romney are claiming they have enough votes to when the weight house -- the white house. polls have just closed in pennsylvania, in michigan, missouri, illinois, massachusetts, in maine and north dakota, and the latest projections showed president obama winning vt., while mitt romney has won georgia, indiana, kentucky, west virginia, and south carolina, they say. abc news is reporting joe manchin is reported to win reelection against the republican businessmen. that is what we know so far, and, yes, the networks have also called vermont for president obama. in a moment, we are going to go to vermont. they have also called the race for governor, and peter there will return it -- retain his governorship, and also, independent senator bernie sanders of vermont has won reelection. a longtime labor, racial justice, an activist and columnist, the f
for us, it's written by us. >> three more days and we can get to work building our country. >> in two days america's got a choice to make. >> one final push and we'll be there. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> it's up to you! you've got the power! campaign 2012, bob schieffer, norah o'donnell and john dicker son with analysis. anthony mason reports on exit polls. byron pitts follows congress. from cbs news election headquarters, here again is scott pelley >> pelley: good evening. it's a state-by-state battle tonight for electoral votes. the magic number, you'll hear it all night, is 270. you'll also be hearing a lot tonight about the battleground states. nine states where the election is so close they could swing either barack obama or mitt romney. those are the nine battleground states. the polls have closed in only one of them, virginia, and the race there we do not have enough information yet to make a projection in the state of virginia. bob schieffer is, this is -- you've been covering presidential elections since 1972. >> not 57 of them! (laughs) >> pelley: quite a few, bob.
next, the battle of two former governors in a close race. elected democrats tim kaine to the u.s. senate. live in richmond after the break. >> but first, let's focus on a district. the big race and special election. voters elected phil mendleson. he will join us live a little later this hour. >> the one upset appears to have come in the dc council. vincent orange will keep his seat. but michael brown has lost his. brown was beaten by grosso. it's 7:12. we'll be back. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >>> this is how hundreds in new york's famous times square celebrated the win. the crowd erupted into cheers. dancing in the streets. >> and overseas this was the scene in a canyon village where president obama's late father grew up. danced and shattered in celebration when they heard the news. step grandmother sara obama and relatives still live there. >> all right. a big n
elections in your state. how you plan to vote, tell us why. 202-585-3880 -- democrats. 202-585-3881 -- republicans. 202-585-3882 -- in the 10th independents. you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. you can send us an e-mail at cspan@journal.org. or reach us on facebook -- facebook.com/cspan. here is a map. 46 democrats as far as the seats are concerned. a 43 seats now in a lot for republicans. any good to the top of states, they look at 11 toss ups. in ohio, virginia, wisconsin, those for some of t these dates toss ups. again, if you want to give us a little in the foot of the house and senate's races you plan on voting on come here are the numbers -- you can send us a tweet @cspanwj. this is the leader telegram. highlighting the race for the former the governor tommy thompson and tammy baldwin. the headline of -- in virginia, where sulman takes on a governor. -- a virginia congressman takes on a governor. tommy thompson on the ballot for 8, wasrst time since 199 almost knocked out in the qualifying round against three more conservative and vendor candidates. spending on outside
we not use her last name told us her daughter-in-law bought five tickets for ten dollars, waited until late thursday morning to check the numbers. >> she goes out to the car. says i guess we'll check it. she was looking at it. and she says is that a five or a six? she said i just couldn't see. she said i think it is a six. she came by here, she was shaking so bad, shaking going to the door. >> reporter: at the place the ticket was sold, those that have known the couple since the husband was in boy scouts, say a more deserving couple could not have won. >> probably couldn't have happened to a better guy. >> reporter: the husband and wife who have already shown the ticket to missouri lottery officials have three adult children and a six-year-old, a girl they adopted from china. >> it is wild, crazy to think somebody that comes in here a regular basis possibly won powerball. >> reporter: for much of thursday, the question was do the numbers hold meaning. dearborn is but 35 miles north of kansas city, home to the royals baseball team, and those winning lottery numbers, they match roy
to take a pay cut. >> thanks for join us on this election tuesday, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. it is the big day, voters go to the polls to decide who they want to be president for the next four years. mitt romney is not done campaigning, he will vote in about half an hour before heading out to appeal to still undecided voters one more time in cleveland and pittsburgh, ohio and pennsylvania are still in play. latest poll shows him trailing president obama 50% to 47%. romney held his final rally last night in new hampshire where his campaign got its first boost earlier this year also still up for grabs. >> president obama is waking up in his hometown of chicago after making his final campaign push in iowa last night. he plans to play basketball with his aides today and -- an election day tradition and do satellite interviews to get out the vote. the president voted nearly two weeks ago. tahman bradley will have a live report in just a few minutes. >>> a few hotly contested local congressional races. katie marzullo join a closer look. >> reporter: i have california blown
is to work with these entities to assess the situation on the ground and to more so used this information to see what we can do better going forward. gnon clybrun, tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> and look now at the defects edia.cial m benill heear from rattray. this is just over 45 minutes. >> ben rattray is the -- >> thank you. not exist 10 years ago and is now growing at a rapid pace. he is a graduate of stanford university. ben rattray has been listed in time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world congratulations on that, certainly. let us start with this before we talk about the details in the room. a lot of people not fully aware of the platform you've created. talk about what you created, what you did, and how it has evolved. >> great to be here. thank you. i initially wanted to be an investment banker. my senior year, i go home, and one of my other younger brothers says he is gay. he said the thing that was most painful for him was not people that were explicitly anti-gay, but the people that refuse to stand up against them. i reflected about what i wanted to d
are part of history saying us community members felt if we work hard, we play by the rules, we deserve a living wage. >> reporter: senator reed says he likes the idea but concerned about employers unable to pay the higher wage saying they will slash thousands of workers. >> facing a budget shortfall next year of millions of dollars. another $600,000 will come from the general fund. >> reporter: the cafe j folks say if you knowcus on the negative that is all you will see. >> it is about people in our community it is important for us to impact one another and not think about ourselves rather than our collective action when we collectively act we could change the world. not just that one person it is us. >> reporter: these students learned about how to win election they form add lyonses with labor as well as social -- they formed alliances with labor as well as social service agencies. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> san francisco voters elected several supervisors most controversial races just decided this morning. district 5 supervisor alagi has been defeated after a lot of political fa
. terry is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of macy's and joins us from their famous location, 34th street here in new york. good morning. happy black friday. >> good morning. you should be here. all of the crowds seem to be here. you should be with us. >> you know me so well. i'll be there later today. let me ask you about the forecast for this black friday. i think 11,000 people were at macy's when the door opened at that location last night. >> yeah. i was here. letting them in, opening the door and it was a record crowd, no question about it. i stood at the front door at the broadway entrance between 34th and 35th street. i swear i was standing there for 18 to 20 minutes, and the line of incoming traffic never stopped. so people are definitely here, definitely shopping. there's bags in their hands so it's encouraging start to the holiday kickoff for black friday. >> it's interesting you note bags in their hands. so often we think of people as browsers who walk in and get caught in the frenzy. you're seeing people walk out with bags meaning they purchased something
you, gentlemen. appreciate your helping us out with this conversation about this so-called fiscal cliff. and the conversation continues in washington and outside as both parties take their arguments to the public. cnn reporting that the white house wants americans to make their point on twitter. we will be following all of this with our cameras, as well as on our website, c-span.org/fiscalcliff if you want to follow along. that does it today for -- it for today's "washington journal." to the infrastructure committee. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> we are pleased to conduct this full committee oversight hearing on amtrak and today -- the title of today's hearing is getting back on track, a review of amtrak's structural reorganization. so welcome and we'll have -- we have one panel of witnesses today. and the order of business will be that i will start with an opening statement, provide some background, and will yield to mr. cummings this morning, and other members who wish to be heard, then we'll t
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the police are not encouraging us to do so. in fact, keeping a close watch. as i mentioned, this town already so deeply ravaged by this storm. more than 500 million gallons of water flooded these streets, about 20,000 residents were cut off, completely stranded in their homes. the national guard had to come in and evacuate them and take them to shelters. half of those residents as i understand, still in their homes, still stranded, the mayor is still calling for help. this is one of many communities torn apart by sandy's cruel path. >> a grim new reality as the power of sandy's catastrophic punch continues to swell. >> it's beyond belief. it's really catastrophic. from as far north and south as you can go, there's houses ripped off their foundations, torn apart. >> reporter: new chilling images of neighborhoods utterly decimated, resembling war zones with homes crushed like crumbling match sticks. >> i got nothing left. memories and everything else, everything's ruined. ruined. >> reporter: the winds may be long gone, but the flooding isn't. here in hoboken, some 20,000 people trapped, many c
were in washington. if you want us to go after you, then why the heck did you send her out there? >> democrat congressman and republic congressman going after and blasting susan rice and others saying look, this is very similar to colin powell going out there with misinformation in the weapons of mass destruction discussion in front of congress before went in iraq. charles krauthammer said look, mr. president, if you want us to take us at your word we will and let's i do secretary that a little bit. take a listen. >> let's take the president's own demand that we not pick on the little lady and we pick on him. all right. let's accept the challenge he said after all she was just my spokesman even though she knew nothing about this. all right, so what he is asking us to say is that the president of the united states, using a spokesman who knew nothing about the issue went on five television shows and gave one version of a story where the classified version clearly said this was a terror attack and, yet, the version that was heard on every network was this was a riot that got out of
to come into office, use his victory as an opportunity to make compromises with republicans. >> apparently all you have to do is show up in a nice suit, give free health care, save the auto industry and kill bin laden and that old girl will put out. >> the senate battle in massachusetts, elizabeth warren beat incumbent republican scott brown. >> wisconsin, tammy baldwin has become the first openly gay candidate to win a u.s. senate seat. >> percent certainty? >> 99.95%. >> we have to be careful about calling things, i'd be cautious about intruding in this process. >> well, folks -- >> hold on. >> i worked for the guy that balanced the budget. you came in and squandered it and now you're complaining to me? >> it's never too early to talk about the next one. right? >> and you know that somebody's planning it. >> two years, $3 billion and we are clearly in the same [ bleep ] place we were when it started. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." america wakes up this morning almost exactly where we were four years ago. president barack obama wins a second term, republicans hold the house, and democ
reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron live with the camp tonight. let's go to ed henry. with the president's camp and live in chicago. hey ed. . >>> you have to be in line when the polls close right? you have to be in line when the polls close and if you are in line then you can stay in line and they promise you will be able to vote. that means people have been in line for at least four hours. how long was the line when they got there? it could have been longer than four hours. that's florida for you tonight. florida. it's always florida. there is the possibility of a recount in florida which frankly now mayor may not matter for the president but you have to do it. >> if it's with in 1% of each other. if you are talking about excitement of voters that's maybe your best
:00, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. democrats around the country are celebrating. last night the president appeared in front of thousands of supporters to the beat of stevie wonder's signed, sealed and delivered many he backed out with the first lady and his daughters. he was victorious over mitt romney in most of the 12 key battleground states. t.j. winick is live in chicago where the president the night. he will be leaving for washington later. >> reporter: in the end it was a series of narrow state wins that gave the president a decisive victory. president obama won a second term tuesday after a race that was primarily fought in a handful of battleground states. >> the president: you, the american people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the ele
the united states has -- enforces policies on other countries. if the states and the u.s. were to go to legalization, are we going to get ourselves but the trouble with any international organization or treaties we have signed? >> i did not know much about the treaty arrangement that the regulation drug distribution but i did read an interesting article that said the greatest loser when it came to the legalization of marijuana in the state's where the drug growers in mexico. that is not a treaty arrangement but obviously an economic arrangement that may have some political ramifications beyond just drugs. >> the prohibition counterpart to that, i enormous amount of liquor came in from the u.k. directly to the bahamas. nasa was a town of 700 people before prohibition -- nassau was a town of 700 people before prohibition di. the colonial secretary of the u.k. at that time was winston churchill. we can imagine what he thought about prohibition. he called that a front to the entire history of mankind. . >> if you could talk a little bit about the importance of studying constitutional his
that makes us distinct from the united states. whereas in canada, the united states, you say go west to find your identity. in this country, it has always been go north. that is the part of the country that defines our identity and has so much promise in terms of its abundant resources. i do want to say this -- one of the things we tried to do as a government, with some success, is we come to office with two views but too often in the past, we're seeing. one is that this government is extremely pro-american. the valiant the relationship with the united states. we could not be in a better situation than to have the united states as our only real labor, closest economic partner and oldham of the allied. -- and ally. at the same time, we're strong canadian nationalists and think in our own modest way.we see no incompatibility with that. but we attrited did -- what we tried to do is say there is no need for canadianism to have anti-americanism. because of what does happen in the global economy. let's marry those two things. recognize the states powerful country that should not be a basis of rese
kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas this is perfect voting weather so don't try to use that as an excuse not to cast your ballot. >>> good morning it is dry, we will not need the umbrellas today nor tomorrow, thursday we will definitely be getting wet weather. we have fog mainly up around santa rosa 3/4 of a mile visibility there. also around novato visibilities around a quarter of a mile. in the afternoon going to be our second and last day of record high temperatures. that's what eric by no weather excuses not to vote today. mid to upper 70s sunshine at the coast, mid 70s to low 80s around the bay upper 70s to mid 80s inland. today is the last day, we'll tack about temperatures dropping 16 to 26° and that rain on the -- forecast possibly our first frost. a lot coming up. >>> if you are headed out now, bay bridge toll check. metering lights not on cash paying folks delayed a bet westbound pretty morning, nice clear sky, nice drive across the bay bridge if you are heading into san francisco hayward still accident north 880 past a street on the shoulder, two cars involv
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
's re-election. >> we have seen an honest man who knows the facts and always gives it to us straight. >> reporter: and mr. obama teared up, whether from emotion or the cold, as he reminisced about his first improbable victory in the iowa caucuses that propelled him to the presidency and he asked voters for four more years to finish what he started. >> after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. it's in yours. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is voting in his home state of delaware this morning. the president cast his ballot a week and a half ago here in chicago. and early voting has really been key to the obama campaign strategy. they are leading in the early vote in almost every battleground state that has early voting, but republicans typically turn out in greater numbers on election day, so the big question we'll be watching all day today is will those early obama leads hold. >> thank you. >>> john dickerson is with us. good morning. what should we be looking for as we watch these returns come in? >> i want
for this day, but change is on the horizon. meteorologist rosemary orozco will run it down for us later in this news cast. >>> on the east coast residents recovering from last week's massive storm are now bracing for another. more than 1 million homes in new jersey and new york are still without power. now forecasters are warning about a nor'easter expected to hit wednesday. this next storm is expected to bring rain, wind, and freezing temperatures to the region. authorities say it could also cause more power out ajs. >>> so life in the northeast is beginning to return to normal. more than 1 million students returned to school today after week-long closure due to last week's superstorm. most but not all schools were reopened today. in the hardest-hit areas, dozens of schools remain closed due to structural damage and power issues. >>> san jose place say a 23-year-old man is now under arrest for this past weekend's fatal shooting of a father of three. investigators say gal have a knew the victim, 2-year-old robert. investigators say it appears gal van and agulto got into some kind of arg
the battle over control of the u.s. senate. democrats currently holding a 51-47 edge over the republicans with two independents caucusing with the democrats. now, the race to watch include the bay state, massachusetts, where polls show republican incumbent scott brown in a close race with his democratic challenger elizabeth warren and in indiana claire mccast cell facing a tough challenge from republican richard mourdock despite his comments a few weeks ago about rape. in all 33 senate seats run for grabs with races in several states that can really go either way. >>> several states have ballot propositions dealing with controversial social issues. four states have measures dealing with immigration, marijuana-related measures will be decided in six states, and three states have propositions dealing with same-sex marriage. >>> the polls open in california a little more than two hours from now and many people have already voted by mail. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the alameda county registrar of voters where i imagine it's going to be busy in a couple of hours. >> reporter: that's wh
. >> yesterday we ran out of time. if you had a tie of 269-269, show us how that would be possible. >> reporter: let me show you how possible it is. the president won ohio and its 18 votes. you had wisconsin and its 10, either two states they feel good about. that's 269. all you'd have to have is mitt romney get florida, virginia, colorado, iowa, it's very close. the toughest state here to make this se ncenario work would be nevada. it's a state a that a lot of republicans and democrats slightly leans in the democratic category. but it's not an implausible scenario. if nobody got 270 then the house of representatives would decide who the president was, but the u.s. senate would vote on who the vice president was. that means the most likely outcome under this scenario is a romney/biden scenario. >> another scenario if ohio is too close to call. >> here's the problem with ohio. they have a new law that says provisional ballots, and these are ballots that are questioned there, maybe somebody didn't bring an i.d., maybe a signature is off, they will let you vote, but you get put in a separate stack
single person off the air, because you have seen a lot of us on the air. you have no idea, the legions are behind the scenes and what they do. again all of you went to the polls and voted. >> everyone in this room, everyone who participated in the pageant of democracy. thank you for joining us. >> we end with this, a woman, i have three sons who served in the military, my husband served too, i voted because he fights for our freedom every day. to all of you, good night. ♪ ♪ >>> we are an american family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> president obama secures four more years as president. victories in the swing states put him well over the top with the votes needed to win the electoral college. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. as you well know barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. he just finished speaking to the nation, and he accepted the concession call from mitt romney two hours ago. >> the president won the important swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing
the state of the u.s. postal service. alan ota is the senior writer with cq roll call. republican caller, you are on the air. we are listening. caller: i am calling about the hours. they are open from 9:00 until 4:00 for the weekend on saturday three hours. they do not cater to the customer. that would be the first place to start. that's it. guest: they are talking about may be adjusting the hours. on saturday, they are talking perhaps about maybe not having any deliveries are handling of letters but they would have a package services so that maybe they might be able to have longer hours for doing the packages on saturday but not dealing with letters. they are trying to find a way to tailor their services and focus on things that are really bringing in money like these package deliveries. host: nebraska, independent caller -- caller: i've got a couple of comments -- the postal employee that called in was all right on where he talked about the amount of money that the postal service has to put into opm and no other federal agency does it and no other federal agency tries to pay its way li
, there will be a bullet in the back of the head of our republic. that will finish us. >> we have some votes to switch to the popular vote system but now we have the opposite position. the caller points to how the electoral college came into being. the framers really did not -- were not very wary of the national popular vote and wanted to fashion a compromise between people who supported that and people who wanted the congress to elect a president. this was kind of seemed as a compromise between the two positions. host: has there been an effort to change the way we things we do things, as far as the alleged role college is concerned? guest: to my knowledge, a last effort to abolish that was 1979. it came far short of the two- thirds majority to clear a constitutional amendment in the senate. that happened three years after the 1976 election, which was a lot closer than most remember. there were 20 states between jimmy carter and gerald ford that were decide within five points. as hard as that is to imagine today in this era of 849 twin states. in the house, there was a vote in 1969 to abolish the a lo
obama is going to try to use his victory which is very their coto press his agenda to raise taxes on higher income americans. i do not see republicans want to go give in on that at all. i think the fiscal cliff will be relatively unchanged. look at what we have had. we had this election. president obama is still going to be president. john bane letter still be speaker of the house and harry reid will still be the senate majority leader. not a lot has changed. bill: byron york. martha: just before 1:00 a.m. eastern time governor mitt romney stepped on the stage to thank this supporters. he told american people there is much work to be done and he called on law makers from both sides of the aisle to do it together. >> the nation as you know is at a critical points. at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering. this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish, i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. by the nation chose another leader. so ann an
>>> good morning. morning after election day 6:00 thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas euplts it is obama reelected to a second term more complete coverage coming up in a moment. >>> we also have to talk about weather. mike has been forecasting fog and rain tomorrow. a lot to talk about. >> thankfully everything is quiet now on live doppler, still spinning, still picking up dry air, a few radar returns starting to show up a little drizzle over the coast where the thicker clouds are now. for the most part, just the fog. 2 1/2 mile visibility half moon bay, north bay quarter mile napa and santa rosa, little dangerous driving around there. other areas around three to few miles per hour at the reporting station which is close to bay level, up around 500 to 1,000 feet is where the thick fog is sitting. temperatures in the low to upper 50s in most areas 49 in livermore. afternoon hours it will be cloudy at the coast a little afternoon sun, near 60, high clouds this afternoon around the bay, mid to upper 60s, high clouds and sun inland upper 60s to mid 70s. >>> s
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